Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Build Your Own Chicken Coop, Learn to Feed & Care Naturally

Author: Micheal Peal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548023454


Page: 26

View: 5359

Backyard Chickens For Beginners Build Your Own Chicken Coop, Learn To Feed & Care Naturally Raising your own chicken comes with so many benefits. Of course, having fresh and healthy eggs is one of these, but did you know that chickens make wonderful pets as well? Yes, you read that right. It is not strange for them to run to greet you when you go to them in the morning or to spend time around you while you are working in the garden. What is even more, they can help you out when it comes to gardening. They will keep away the pests that annoy your plants and will provide the best fertilizer for your garden. In this book, you will find detailed descriptions of the elements you need to think about when choosing the right breed for you. Then, you will learn how to set up your own brooder and take care of those fluffy chicks. While the chicks are growing up, you will have time to build a coop on your own. There's nothing to be worried about. The book gives you the detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to make a plan for your coop, and most importantly, how to build it. When the chicks start living in their new home, you will have to do one more thing - to decide on their diet. This is another thing you will find in a book - you will learn how, what and how much to feed your chickens to keep them healthy and make them lay eggs all year round. Chapter 1: Choose Your Breed Chapter 2: Build Your Brooder Chapter 3: Build the Coop Chapter 4: Learn to Feed Your Chickens
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Keeping Chickens for Beginners

Keeping Backyard Chickens from Coops to Feeding to Care and More

Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542738507

Category: Chickens

Page: 172

View: 9255

"Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" is for anyone wanting to keep their own chickens, whether for eggs, meat or exhibiting.Keeping chickens can seem very overwhelming at first and this book provides a clear step-by-step guide walking you through everything from selecting the right breed for your needs to looking after your chickens to breeding them.Everything you need to know to successful keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs or meat is in this detailed book. Whether you have bought chickens already or are considering it, you will learn exactly what you need to do as well as the correct equipment for keeping healthy chickens.In "Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" you will discover: Choosing a Coop - get the right coop and run, the major expenses in chicken keeping, to ensure your chickens are healthy and protected Choosing a Breed - learn exactly what to look for in a breed as well as the pros and cons of various breeds, including the best egg layers and meat chickens Feeding and Watering - discover the best foods for your chickens and what you should never feed them as well as their water requirements Caring for Chickens - it's a big commitment, so learn everything you need to know to care for your hens from routine jobs to protecting them to seasonal precautions and more Cleaning the Coop - a vital job that has to be done properly so you will learn the best way to clean the coop to kill pests and prevent infection Pests, Disease and Predators - find out the risks to your chickens and exactly what you can do to minimize these dangers Raising Chickens for Meat - not for everyone, but you will find out exactly how to raise a chicken for the table, including killing, plucking and butchering the bird Breeding Chickens - how to successfully breed chickens to add to your flock, to sell or for the table Hatching Eggs - everything you need to know to select eggs to hatch and incubate them successfully Caring for Baby Chicks - learn how to take care of baby chicks, what they need and when to move them outside Holidaying - find out how to go away on holiday and ensure your chickens are well cared for whilst you are away Exhibiting Chickens - discover the best breeds to exhibit and exactly what is required for a show winning chicken Making Money With Chickens - some tips on generating an income from your chickens Keeping chickens is incredibly rewarding and once you have had fresh eggs you won't ever want to return to bland, tasteless supermarket eggs. Although there is an initial outlay, chickens are relatively low maintenance and do not tend to cost much once they are settled. You can be enjoying fresh eggs and even meat from your chickens.Enjoy your adventure into chicken keeping, it is good fun and something anyone can do, even with a small backyard. Discover today how this book will teach you everything you need to know to successfully keep chickens at home and enjoy the benefits of these backyard birds.
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Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

View: 398

Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.
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Backyard Chickens

The Essential Backyard Chickens Guide for Beginners. Choosing the Right Breed, Raising Chickens, Feeding, Care, and Troubleshooting

Author: Andy Jacobson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533032980


Page: 134

View: 5718

Start Raising Your Own Flock of Chickens with This Essential Guide! Everything You Need to Get Started! Includes Bonus Chicken Coop Building Guide! Raising and breeding chickens is an incredibly rewarding hobby and all you need is the right guidance to get you started - this is exactly what this essential guide provides. You will learn how to choose the right breed, the things you need to consider before committing to keeping backyard chickens, how to purchase and raise baby chicks, how to purchase and start with adult birds, and everything you need to consider when selecting or designing your chicken coop. By the end of this guide you will know how to: - Purchase your birds, what to look for when purchasing your birds, how many to purchase and what gender. - Raise chickens in any backyard. - House your chickens. - Feed and care for your flock. - Raise baby chicks. - Prevent and control pests. - Protect your flock from predators. - Prevent and deal with internal and external parasites. - And much more! This guide includes photos with clear explanations to further your understanding. Not only will you be introduced to the essentials of raising chickens, but you will also learn about the challenges that many initially face, and how to overcome them. Buy This Essential Guide Now and Kickstart Your Chicken Raising Journey!
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Backyard Chickens

A Guide for Beginners

Author: Michelle Templin

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742574516

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 2254

Fresh golden-yolk eggs in ready supply, organic fertilizer for the vegetable garden-what's not to love about keeping chickens? This handbook includes answers to questions such as: What type of chicken suits your space? Where do you buy chickens? What should you look for when buying chickens? What housing will your chickens will require?
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Raising Chickens

Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Choosing the Best Breed, Feeding and Care, and Raising Chickens for Eggs

Author: Maggie Gingrich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540754127


Page: 76

View: 6899

Discover The Secrets To Raising Chickens In Your Own Backyard! You're about to discover the most important skills necessary to successfully raise chickens in your own backyard! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Getting Fresh Eggs Every Day Choosing the Best Chicken Breeds Raising Chicks Raising Adult Chickens Feeding and Care Choosing a Coop Incubating and Hatching Eggs Much, much more! The truth is, raising chickens can be difficult, especially when you haven't had any previous experience. This book gives you a step-by-step guide on picking the best chickens, feeding and care for your chickens, and producing eggs on a daily basis. This book will give you all of the basic information you need to start raising your very own backyard flock! Helpful Resources You'll find that throughout this book, there are helpful resources referenced throughout the reading, as well as a "Work Cited" section that gives you links to many of the resources that can help you become a chicken pro! Buy your copy today! If you're looking for a beginner's guide to raising chickens, buy now!
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Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Cluck You : Guide To Finding and Raising Chickens for Egg Meat and Show

Author: Filo Lemos

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329002571

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 5448

Do You Want To Raise backyard chickens? If you do, then this is the book you've been looking for. The short guide covers everything you need to know in getting started in raising backyard chickens on a small scale. It's easy to raise chickens but also can be very costly if you make a mistake. Take the guesswork out and pick up this guide! Raising fresh eggs is one of the most rewarding and healthy things you can do for yourself and your family. Pick up this guide today and get started. Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99!
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A to Z Backyard Chickens for Total Beginners

Author: Lisa Bond

Publisher: sbBooks via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1537865374

Category: Pets

Page: 42

View: 3268

What came first, the chicken or the egg? It is obviously the chicken, right? I mean, where would an egg come from if it were not laid by a chicken? So the chicken had to have come first. Now I hear your anger, there is no need to shout. You are asking me where the chicken came from and I will answer your question in the very next sentence. The chicken came from an egg. I hear you breathe a sigh of relief as if you have won the argument. I can see the slight smile on your face as you believe yourself to have won the argument but this is not so, for you see, the egg which you are so happy about had to have come from a chicken. So, obviously, the chicken came first. Now that we have established that, we can get on to the content of this book. You are here to learn everything you need to know about raising backyard chickens. The question which will no doubt be on your mind is, why would I want to raise backyard chickens? The answer to this question is, why not? The most obvious benefit of raising chickens in your own backyard is the eggs. Most laying hens will lay an egg every day or two. If you were to have three chickens in your backyard then you could expect to have up to three eggs every day. These humble little eggs will be the best eggs which you have ever tasted. They will be more flavorful than the eggs you would buy in the store and more colorful than the rising sun. If you are raising backyard chickens then there is a good chance that you are composting in your backyard too. If you are not then these little-feathered beasts will take care of your table scraps and turn it into some of the best compost known to man (and woman). The chickens will also take care of the bugs and other small animals which may roam into your yard. When they have processed these scraps or bugs, they will poop all over your lawn (or wherever else you have put them. This compost poop will help your plants and flowers grow like nothing else. We all love the smell of freshly cut grass but the time saved by not having to mow your lawn will more than make up for that. Let them roam free on your lawn and they will trim it for you. As an added bonus, you do not even need to pay them.
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Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 7450

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!
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Chickens In Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Rick Luttmann,Gail Luttmann

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878571253

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 8520

Backyard farmers interested in having a readily available source of eggs and meat are provided with nontechnical information on housing, feeding, raising, and butchering chickens
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A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard - Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1311659285

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

View: 9695

A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food Table of Contents Introduction It Is Just Chicken Feed Sustainable Poultry Feed Crop bound Chickens Best Natural Food for Chickens Hatching Chickens How to Make an Incubator Fresh Water Supply Nesting boxes Free Ranging Birds Dust baths and Shed Floor Covering Bumble Foot Building Your Own Chicken Coop Egg Production Raising Broilers for the Market Well Ventilated Coops Protecting chickens from Predators Conclusion The Truth about Growth Promoting Feed Author Bio Introduction Ever since man found out that it was extremely easy to have domesticated sources of food, reared right in his yard, millenniums ago, is it a wonder that poultry especially chicken farming is one of the best methods to get easy access to a good source of food for your family? There is absolutely no country in the world, except perhaps the Arctic regions, – where man has not reared ducks, chickens and other poultry for table purposes down the centuries. Apart from these being an easy source of eggs to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you also knew that you would have a tough old rooster for dinner, when a large number of family members popped in unexpectedly, demanding sustenance. We are going to be concentrating on chicken farming, for domestic purposes in this book. You have this dream of raising chickens in your backyard. You are interested in a continuous supply of eggs, and the occasional chicken for your pot of a Sunday. Layers are those chickens, which are normally raised for egg production. The chickens which are going to go straight into the pot are called broilers. Since ancient times, human beings have been raising poultry for domestic purposes and also for marketing purposes. Poultry farming has been a part of rural life in the east down the centuries. All the kitchen waste was fed to the hens. These hens came under the 21st century poultry farming term – free ranging. That meant they were allowed to scratch about in the backyard, getting their fill of insects, worms, green vegetables, organic matter, and was it a wonder that they laid delicious, nutritious, and proteinaceous eggs? Every intelligent householder kept three or four hens depending on the size of his family, and he bought a cock from the market, when he needed chickens. Once a clutch of chickens was hatched, Cocky Locky went into the cook pot. One of the common mistakes made by new poultry farmers is buying a large number of birds, because they are not very clear about whether they want these words for home consumption or they want to trade in the eggs and poultry meat. Around 50 years ago, one of my father’s colleagues was facing this problem. He had this huge garden and backyard. He had heard about dad rearing poultry in that garden successfully. So he also wanted to experiment in this exciting new activity which would keep his family well supplied with eggs, and fresh meat. So the next time dad went visiting to his base on a tour, he asked dad the best way to raise birds without too much of a hassle. You are going to get these easy tips in the book.
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Chicken Coop: Simple Start for Beginners. How to Raise Your Chickens Healthy and Happy

(Breeds Guide, Chicken Tractors and Coops, Hatching and Raising Chicks, Homesteading for Beginners)

Author: Pamela Show

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519685681

Category: House & Home

Page: 34

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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Chicken Coop (FREE Bonus Included):Simple Start For Beginners. How To Raise Your Chickens Healthy And Happy This book is about raising chickens the happier and the healthier way and is ideal for those who are beginning to raise chickens. There's a chapter on the breeds of chicken, with both descriptions and pictures of both layers and broilers. A clear distinction has also been made between the heritage and the hybrid breeds, making it easier for to choose the breed you want to keep, whether for eggs or for meat. There's also a section that talks about the chicken coop, with reasons as well as benefits for making a DIY chicken coop instead of buying a ready-made one. In this book, you will also learn how to feed your chickens, plus the various foods that you should and those that you should not give your chickens (if you want to get high egg and meat produce). The author has also listed for you a step to step guide on how to clean a chicken coop and also how to take ultimate care of your chickens. To get you started, the author has included information on how you can raise your chickens the happier and healthier way by ensuring that you have enough space for them. There is also information on the important things to be included in the chicken coop and how to make them. Heavy with the information you need about raising chickens, you can do yourself justice by getting the copy of this book before it is too late. Download your E book "Chicken Coop: Simple Start For Beginners. How To Raise Your Chickens Healthy And Happy " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button! Tags: backyard farming, backyard homestead, backyard chickens, homesteader, homestead gardening, homestead survival, homestead guide, mini farming, vertical gardening, indoor gardening, urban gardening, organic gardening, backyard chickens, raising chickens, backyard homesteading, homestead projects mini farming for beginners, Backyard Mini Farm, Organic Food,Growing Your Own Organic Food, Homesteading, Backyard Chickens, Backyard Gardening , Homesteading Essentials, Homesteading Books, Homesteading Gardening, Backyard Beekeeping , Veggies and Herbs
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How to Keep Backyard Chickens

A Straightforward Beginner's Guide

Author: Jill b.

Publisher: Jill b.


Category: Pets

Page: N.A

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Are You Thinking of Keeping Chickens But Don't Know Where to Start? This Beginner’s Chicken-Keeping Guide Will Help You: Get Started - Who to Talk to Before You Get Chickens. Decide Which Chicken Breed or Breeds To Get Based On the Characteristics That You Are Looking For In A Chicken. To Find Or Purchase Your First Flock To Find Feed Dealers To Find Everything You Need To Set Up Your Brooder and Your Coop. To Care for Your Chicks Integrate Your Chicks If You Already Have An Existing Flock. To Manage Your Chicken Litter and More! Special Section With Tips On Deterring Predators: The author’s homestead is also home to abundant wildlife including: foxes, bears, raccoons, hawks and even mountain lions. While no method is 100% fool-proof, the author includes tips and ideas on how to you can help to protect your chickens from predators. Special Section On Egg Preservation: What do you do when you have an abundance of eggs? The book includes preservation techniques such as pickling, brining, freezing and waxing. Buy this book & get started today!
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 555

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
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Backyard Chickens

The Beginner's Guide to Raising and Caring for Backyard Chickens

Author: Rashelle Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781483906232

Category: Gardening

Page: 76

View: 6335

Are you considering raising backyard chickens? If you are, then this is the book you've been looking for. This valuable guide covers everything you need to know to get started raising a flock of chickens in your backyard. The following topics are covered in this helpful book: Why you should be raising backyard chickens. The big differences between commercial eggs and the fresh eggs you get from backyard chickens. The handful of supplies you need to get started. Designing a coop. Feeding and watering your chickens. Includes tutorials on how to build an inexpensive waterer and feeder. The various types of bedding. The deep litter system of bedding. Free-range chickens. Breed selection for laying and meat birds. Feeding your chickens. What diatomaceous earth is and how it can benefit you. Predator control. Brooding chicks. How to hatch chicks and raise them to adulthood. Chicken laws and ordinances. Buy Backyard Chickens: The Beginner's Guide today and get ready to raise your first flock of chickens now.
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The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 5922

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.
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How to Hatch Chicks Using an Incubator: A Beginners Guide for Backyard Farmers: A Step by Step Guide for Backyard Chicken Farmers to Hatch Chicks Usin

Author: Gypsyrvtravels

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781728913780

Category: House & Home

Page: 76

View: 3044

This book is perfect for any backyard chicken farmer who's ever wanted to hatch eggs using an incubator. Most of the time chickens will nest and hatch their own chicks but sometimes they get distracted and you need to step in and help hatch them.How To Hatch Chicks Using An Incubator gives you complete instructions on how to set up the incubator, how to find fertile eggs, how to mark the eggs for turning everyday, humidity & temperatures, incubating and hatching a batch of baby chicks. On sixty nine pages you'll find incubation charts. Each chart will give you times of the day to turn the eggs, record the temp & H (temperature & humidity) of the incubator, when to candle the eggs, when to stop turning the eggs for hatching and more.If you've ever wanted or needed to use an incubator to hatch eggs then this book will get you through that process. You can use the charts for hatching turkeys and ducks also.
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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!

Author: Pam Freeman

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760357676

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 6183

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.
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Beginner's Backyard Chickens

The Right Way to Choose the Best Chicken Breeds, Coops and Feeds. Start Raising and Caring for Chickens LEGALLY in City or Suburbs Today! [Illustrated]

Author: Jim Kilpatrick


ISBN: 1491010339

Category: House & Home

Page: 74

View: 8020

You may not know it, but you are about to discover the secrets of having farm-fresh eggs from your own back yard. Every day! Imagine yourself holding in your hands fresh warm newly laid eggs. Now imagine those eggs being turned into a sunny omelet, a dark rich chocolate cake, or making homemade pasta. You can already taste the difference! Fact. Eggs produced by happy hens taste so much better than store-bought eggs. And you have control over what these hens eat, and so what goes into those eggs. If you prefer to go completely organic then you can. The choice is yours, and this is another area of your life and well-being that you now have complete control over. Who wants to eat a bland store-bought egg laid by a stressed-out chicken? We have enough stress in our hurried lives as it is. Going out, feeding the hens and collecting the eggs can be a very relaxing activity, helping you unwind from a day's work. And kids just love these activities too! This is also a priceless part of a child's education, and will give them the knowledge and a skill-set so few others have these days. In this book by Jim Kilpatrick, you will discover: The best breeds to keep The best ways to start your flock How to construct the coop What to feed them and how often Tips on health and safety - for you and the hens! Much more In short, everything you need to get going with a fun and rewarding endeavor. So, to taste the difference, scroll up and click the Buy Now button. Buy this book, but most importantly, put into practice what you learn. You'll thank yourself. Bonus Download: Bonus Chicken Coop Plans I've included these 2 simple chicken coop plans for you to get started, these are very easy to make and can be completed in 1 day or at most 1 weekend, my teenage son was able to build these with little supervision from me. But don't be mistaken that because it's easy to make it won't be structural sound or durable; it is strong and will last until you're ready to build bigger ones. The way the design was made, it requires very little maintenance from you. I have no doubt that you'll be able to create one of these plans with ease. The amazing part is, these will cost you under a hundred bucks!
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